Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN

According to an analysis presented at the American Heart Association’s 2017 Scientific Sessions, eating a diet lacking in healthy foods or high in unhealthy foods was linked to more than 400,000 deaths from heart disease in 2015. The authors of this analysis believe that half the heart disease deaths in the US could be prevented … Read More

A distant relative of the banana, ginger gets its name from the translation of the Sanskrit word meaning shaped like a horn. Used widely in Asian dishes and to flavor soda (ginger ale and cola) it can also act as a preservative in food. Ginger capsules may help relieve motion sickness and it has a … Read More

View food and eating with your child as an ongoing learning laboratory with endless opportunities to explore and learn. Eat a colorful plate. By choosing foods of varying colors, kids automatically select a variety of food that offers a selection of different nutrients. Eat at least 3 foods at each meal. Some of the combinations … Read More

Reducing food waste and using foods efficiently to allow global resources to feed our ever-growing world population is currently getting a lot of attention. Researchers from the University of Edinburg attempted to quantify how food was lost in the global food system. They discovered that overeating, consuming more food than is necessary for nutritional needs, … Read More

  We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Everyone enjoys the feel of cloth napkins but few want to launder them or pay to have them laundered. The Napkins offers a lovely alternative. The Napkins are as soft … Read More

Vomiting and diarrhea – caused by a virus, bacteria, foodborne microbes, or an infection, are both common, uncomfortable and usually last only a few hours or days. Diarrhea – beside the usual causes, diarrhea can also be caused by stress, drugs, or if prolonged it may be a sign of a more serious condition. High … Read More

  We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some dont measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. An ecologically friendly blender, RevaBlend is powered by you. It is a non-electric, portable, 16-ounce, personal blender. When we receive gadgets like RevaBlend we always approach them with some skepticism, … Read More

The answer is kiwis, just one provides 100% of your daily need for vitamin C and you can eat the fiber-rich skin. This New Zealand specialty is available year-round because the growing season in California is opposite so the two major producers complement each other. Grown commercially in the US since the 1960s, kiwis were … Read More

  We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Nature Addicts makes 100% fruit snacks with no added sugar or artificial flavorings and colors. They are available in three varieties in 1.06 (30 gram) reclosable packages. Apple Mango Passion Fruit … Read More

This famous lover believed that oysters would increase his libido. Throughout history people have sought foods they hoped would increase sexual desire. The list is long – asparagus, ginseng, yohimbine, mushrooms, chocolate, licorice root, truffles, watermelon, garlic, and of course Casanova’s oysters, just to name a few. Foods that resemble sex organs, like carrots and … Read More